Denmark men's national junior ice hockey team

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Denmark
Nickname(s) Danish Lions
Association Danmarks Ishockey Union
General Manager Claus Fonnesbech Christensen
Head coach Olaf Eller
Assistants Dan Jensen, Bjørn Østergaard
Captain Christian Wejse
Most points Frans Nielsen (38)
Team colors          
IIHF code DEN
Denmark national hockey team jerseys.png
First international
 Denmark 3 – 0 Italy 
(Caen, France; March 5, 1979)
Biggest win
 Denmark 19 – 0 Spain 
(Belluno, Italy; March 21, 1988)
Biggest defeat
 Slovakia 22 – 0 Denmark 
(Esbjerg, Denmark; January 1, 1994)
IIHF World U20 Championship
Appearances 39 (first in 1979)
Best result 5th (2017)
International record (W–L–T)
89–72–14

The Danish men's national under 20 ice hockey team is the national under-20 ice hockey team in Denmark. The team represents Denmark at the International Ice Hockey Federation's World U20 Championships. Denmark has played in the top division in 2008, 2012 and since 2015. They've reached the quarterfinals three times, their best finish being 5th in 2017.

During the 2015 World Juniors the Danes won their first ever game in the Top Division with a 4-3 shootout win over Switzerland. This win allowed Denmark to finish 4th in Group B and, for the first time, advance to quarter finals, which guaranteed them their highest finish ever in the tournament and avoided relegation for the first time. After a quarter final loss to Canada, the Dane's finished 8th place. They competed in Group A in the Top Division at the 2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Helsinki, Finland, and finished in 8th place again, after a quarter final loss to Russia.

Current Roster[edit]

Roster for the 2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

Pos. No. Player Team NHL Rights
GK 1 Emil Gransøe United States Topeka RoadRunners
GK 30 Mads Søgaard United States Austin Bruins
GK 31 Kasper Krog Denmark SønderjyskE Ishockey
D 2 Oliver Joakim Larsen Sweden Leksands IF
D 3 Malte Setkov Sweden Malmö Redhawks Detroit Red Wings
D 4 Christian Larsen Denmark Odense Bulldogs
D 6 Jakob Jessen Denmark Herning Blue Fox
D 7 Jeppe Mogensen Sweden AIK J20
D 9 Rasmus Birk Heine Denmark Rødovre Mighty Bulls
D 14 Lasse Holm Mortensen Denmark Rødovre Mighty Bulls
F 8 Jacob Schmidt-Svejstrup United States Fargo Force
F 11 Valdemar Ahlberg United States Austin Bruins
F 13 Christian WejseC Denmark Esbjerg Energy
F 16 Jonas Røndbjerg Sweden Växjö Lakers Vegas Golden Knights
F 17 Lucas Andersen Finland Jokerit U20
F 19 Nikolaj Krag ChristensenA Denmark Rungsted Seier Capital St. Louis Blues
F 20 Joachim Blichfeld United States Portland Winterhawks San Jose Sharks
F 21 Daniel NielsenA Denmark Herning Blue Fox
F 22 Andreas Grundtvig Denmark Esbjerg Energy
F 23 David Madsen Sweden Växjö Lakers
F 25 Magnus Molge Sweden Malmö J20
F 27 Phillip Schultz Denmark Rødovre Mighty Bulls
F 28 Christoffer Gath Denmark Herlev Eagles

History[edit]